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What to stash this week: Patterns and yarns and prizes


The latest cowl design from Laura of Fiber Dreams is a journey to Margaret Street in London, where All Saints Church is filled with ogees, arches, and other architectural details that inspired the pattern. It’s knit in the round with fingering-weight yarn and the pattern includes four different sizing options, though many more are possible by changing the number of times the motif is worked in a circle, and how many times the rows are worked.


Peggie of ColorPurl just started stocking her Etsy and Zibbet shops with eco-friendly and naturally-dyed yarns. Using materials such as coffee, cochineal and Alkanet root, Peggie creates warm and subtle, and also bright and bold colorways to use for accessories and sweaters.


Kettle Yarn Co. is having a shop update today at 5 p.m. GMT and adding more luxurious Beyul, a yak/Merino/silk blend, in such vivid colors as Steppe, Sacred Saffron, Monk’s Robe, Yurt and Electric Amaranth.


Lexi is done with her taxes and is doing a giveaway to celebrate. Even if you’re not getting a refund, at least you have a chance of winning seven skeins of Filatura di Crosa Cristallo, Wooly Wash and her Bee & Ewe Healing Honey Lotion. To enter, you need to like the Queen Bee Fibers Facebook page, share the giveaway post and join Lexi’s mailing list. Hurry — the winner will be chosen at 6 p.m. today.


Looking for a lightweight, ready-to-knit project? Treat yourself to the Sidere shawl kit. It comes with a digital copy of Hilary Smith Callis’s pattern and one skein of Luna Grey Fiber Arts BFL/silk Starbright in your choice of colorway.


Newsletter readers may be familiar with The Knitting Artist’s hand-painted art cards and accessories decorated in hand-drawn stockinette. What you might not know is that Lisa also a pattern designer. Her latest design is Midnight Surf, a pair of socks with an ocean-inspired lace pattern. They are knit from the toe up with a standard gusset and triangle heel, in DK-weight yarn, so are a really quick and simple knit.


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